.ESD File Extension

File Type:
Windows Electronic Software Download File

Having trouble opening .esd extension? Don't panic! This page explains what esd files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open esd files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ESD file?

Esd file extension has Windows Electronic Software Download file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "misc files" category.

Electronic Software Download software is a tool for downloading Microsoft products that you have purchased. It uses files with the .ESD extension. They are used to save the downloaded data in an encrypted format (encoded .WIM files). ESD files can be used for installing new software as well as upgrading the already purchased software. ESD files might appear on your hard drive during the upgrade of Windows 7 and Windows 8 with the help of Microsoft Upgrade Assistant or after purchasing a product in the Microsoft online store.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

esd file icon
File Type:
Windows Electronic Software Download File
Misc Files

How to open ESD file?

Double click the esd file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .esd extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the esd extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the esd file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ESD files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows 8

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the esd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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